This week was quite successful. We ended up not having the baptism this week but will happen next week, February 4th, along with another investigator Francisco.
This week we learned that at Stake Conference on February 11th our stake will be splitting and that our ward will be split as well very soon. So there is a chance we will be covering 2 wards soon.
We met with Nonhlahla again this week. She is so powerful! She knows this gospel is true and has truly been prepared. When we went to her home we discovered that her and her family live in a squatter camp. Their shack is one of the nicer ones but she is so humble. We plan on putting her and her two daughters on date for March 18th this week.
Elder Blow and I have truly seen the work in the Kwa-Thema area progress immensely. As well as our relationship with the ward. The area hasn't had the best of missionaries over the past year or two and we have been trying really hard to regain that trust and relationship. In ward council this week, which we attended, our bishop expressed his appreciation for us and how the ward needs to utilize us while we are here.
This week we had 14 investigators at sacrament meeting. Five of our strong investigators that are usually at church weren't there. We are hoping they will all continue to see the importance of church and the sacrament. As they come to church they prepare themselves to make sacred covenants with Heavenly Father.
We are plan on having 16 people on date for baptism by the end of this week. It is amazing to see their progress and the light that comes into their life due to this gospel.
Also you may have seen that I played a little one on one basketball with President Leavitt. When he came to interview one of our investigators for baptism he challenged me to a game. President has a pretty nice jump shot. He is such a loving man and has been called by God to lead the work in the Johannesburg mission. I'm grateful I am able to be part of this amazing work. "This is the work of Angels" -Elder Holland
Love, Elder Rash
|One-on-one with Pres. Leavitt|